Archive for the ‘Teddy Kennedy’ Category

In Memoriam

August 29, 2009

40 years after her senseless and tragic death, Remembering Mary Jo Kopechne.

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Keeping it in the family

May 22, 2008

For those are who are tired of the political families like the Clinton and Bush families, let’s not forget the Kennedys.
The Daily News reports on how Senator Ted Kennedy wants to keep his Senate seat in the family:

Ted Kennedy has made clear to confidants that when his time is up, he wants his Senate seat to stay in the family – with his wife, Vicki.

Multiple sources in Massachusetts with close ties to the liberal lion say his wife of 16 years has long been his choice to continue carrying the family flame in the Senate. Kennedy won the seat in 1962; his brother John held it from 1953 to 1960.

By going with the Lovely Miss Vicky, the Senator is bypassing his nephew Joe, a former congressman with ties to Venezuelan Socialist Hugo Chavez, and his own son, who is in congress, supposedly representing the people of Rhode Island.

HT to Bob Parks

Update: The New England Republican points out the the flat out hypocrisy of the democrat controlled Massachusetts legislative branch.

The leader of the Massachusetts House says he will support giving Gov. Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim successor to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy if that becomes necessary.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature stripped Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of that authority in 2004 because of fears he would name a Republican to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry if he had been elected president.

Instead, state law now requires a special election for the seat no sooner than 145 days and no later than 160 days after the vacancy occurs.

But House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi said yesterday if Kennedy should step aside or have to be replaced because of his brain tumor diagnosis, he’d be in favor of a gubernatorial appointment.

“That was a good political reason (then),” DiMasi said of taking the power away from Romney. “It’s a good political reason to change it back.”

Senator Kennedy diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor

May 20, 2008

I’m no fan of the Commonwealth’s senior Senator by no means, but I do acknowledge that he craps bigger than most of the current crop of liberal democrat congress critters (like Pelosi and Reid for example).

Unlike Senators who choose their states based on convenience (like the senator sitting the seat that is supposed to represent New York state), Ted Kennedy is Massachusetts born and bred. He knows that taking care of his base is the key to his success. I know Commonwealth residents who have called his office and found themselves on the phone with the Senator inside five minutes.

I wish him well in dealing with his cancer. Brain tumors are typically fatal over a short number of years, so it will probably beat his liver out as cause of death.
Senator Kennedy has lived his life on his terms (his family’s vast fortune built on illegal booze smuggling made that possible). Perhaps this reminder of his morality will cause him to brush up what he will say to Mary Jo when they meet again.

A Tax Day Video

April 15, 2008

While you pay your fair share and probably plus some, here is a video that points out how rich elitist liberals avoid paying their taxes while demanding that you pay more.

Videos

August 23, 2007

You can find ’em over at No Moss Here.

Two by Greenpeace nailing democrat Senator Ted
Kennedy on his opposition to Cape Wind.

One is by a feminist group that tells the truth about Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Sacrificing basic Civil Rights for power

June 4, 2007

No surprise to those who pay attention that it’s democrats denying basic civil rights.

First, democrat Presidential candidate Barak Obama and how his rise to power, via WizBangBlog is this Chicago Tribune story:

The day after New Year’s 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice Palmer, the longtime progressive activist from the city’s South Side. And they kept challenging petitions until every one of Obama’s four Democratic primary rivals was forced off the ballot.

Fresh from his work as a civil rights lawyer and head of a voter registration project that expanded access to the ballot box, Obama launched his first campaign for the Illinois Senate saying he wanted to empower disenfranchised citizens.

But in that initial bid for political office, Obama quickly mastered the bare-knuckle arts of Chicago electoral politics. His overwhelming legal onslaught signaled his impatience to gain office, even if that meant elbowing aside an elder stateswoman like Palmer.

A close examination of Obama’s first campaign clouds the image he has cultivated throughout his political career: The man now running for president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it.

One of the candidates he eliminated, long-shot contender Gha-is Askia, now says that Obama’s petition challenges belied his image as a champion of the little guy and crusader for voter rights.

“Why say you’re for a new tomorrow, then do old-style Chicago politics to remove legitimate candidates?” Askia said. “He talks about honor and democracy, but what honor is there in getting rid of every other candidate so you can run scot-free? Why not let the people decide?”

In a recent interview, Obama granted that “there’s a legitimate argument to be made that you shouldn’t create barriers to people getting on the ballot.”

Ben Smith points out that suppressing votes (and violating the Civil Rights of the voters) is nothing new to democrats:

“Shrum relates how 1980 Kennedy campaign operatives, posing as officials of the National Weather Service, phoned in to radio stations fake reports of a weather emergency to depress the Carter vote in southern Ohio. (No Excuses at 113-114). Twenty years later, with the full support of the candidate, Gore campaign operatives manufactured traffic jams to obstruct the Bradley vote in southern New Hampshire. (Id. at 324.)”

The Axis of Embarrassment

April 23, 2007

By way of Transterrestrial Musings, the possibility that Saddam had a shitload of WMD, and the WMDs were moved out of the country before the US troops got there (this was after going the UN Security Councial, twice, and getting Congressional approval, including the votes of Kerry, Kennedy & Clinton).

The Republicans won’t touch this because it would reveal the incompetence of the Bush administration in failing to neutralise the danger of Iraqi WMD. The Democrats won’t touch it because it would show President Bush was right to invade Iraq in the first place. It is an axis of embarrassment.

Teresa Heinz Kerry speaks!

July 27, 2004

‘I DON’T TRUST TED KENNEDY’